Welcome to the fleet USS Tripoli
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (July 15, 2020) Sailors assigned to the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), fully raise the commissioning pennant during a small ceremony as the ship transitioned into naval service July 15. Tripoli was commissioned administratively in compliance with current public health and safety restrictions. USS Tripoli will be homeported in San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by MCC Brian Bille. Read more...
Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to change homeport in advance of planned maintenance
SAN DIEGO - The Navy announced June 17 that Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) will conduct a homeport shift in the summer of 2021 from its current homeport of San Diego to Bremerton, Wash.
Theodore Roosevelt will enter Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for a scheduled docking planned incremental availability (DPIA).
Theodore Roosevelt, commissioned in 1984, is currently deployed to the Western Pacific.
Sailors, civilians and family members can keep up with the latest information on the coronavirus, provided by the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. Read more...
Pentagon warns service members not to use home DNA kits
The Pentagon recently warned that military personnel shouldn’t use at-home DNA kits such as 23andme or Ancestry. The advisory, initially obtained by Yahoo News, said such kits could pose a security risk. It also warned military personnel are being targeted by the companies with discounts encouraging them to purchase the at-home kits.“Exposing sensitive genetic information to outside parties poses personal and operational risks to Services members,” the memo noted. “These (direct-to-consumer) genetic tests are largely unregulated and could expose personal and genetic information, and potentially create unintended security consequences and increased risk to the joint force and mission.” ... Refer to https://www.stripes.com/news/us/don-t-use-home-dna-kits-pentagon-warns-service-members-1.612655.
VA introduces 'Solid Start' to provide support to veterans
Program provides vets supportive contact and information to enable success
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, introduced VA Solid Start which will proactively contact all newly separated service members at least three times during their first year of transition from the military.
Military couple assignment policy: 5 things to know
The Navy realizes how important families are, and when they're not whole it can add stress to a Sailor's life. Collocation of dual-military couples is part of supporting families. It is a priority, along with balancing fleet readiness. The revised policy updates the collocation and distribution procedures and makes orders negotiation less cumbersome........ read more
Navy Pregnancy and Parenthood mobile app available
"Pregnancy and parenthood can be compatible with a successful military career when Service members and the Command both understand their roles and responsibilities, said Capt. Candace Eckert, director of N1 Diversity. "This app makes that task easier by identifying regulations, instructions and references from a wide variety of sources and offering them in one easy-to-use app. The app includes information regarding assignments, retention, separation, standards of conduct and much more." ......read more
To protect Sailors and Marines suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or any other diagnosed mental health condition, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has made his department the first in the military to assure such conditions are considered before separating a service member. ......read more